St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 8 | 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

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Lord God,

Give us true faith, and make that faith grow in us day by day. Also give us hope and love, so that we may serve our neighbours according to your will; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


We have a very busy end of term coming up. There will be assembly, athletics field day and sports carnival and our online Art Exhibition.


Please keep Mrs McDonald in your thoughts and prayers as her mother has passed away recently.


A reminder to families that there are still a significant number of school fees outstanding. Please finalise prior to the end of this term or advise the office of your payment plan for the remainder of the year.


Please note, students will finish this term, on Thursday 24 September and resume school on Monday 12 October. There is no pupil free day at the start of Term 4.


A reminder that families are still not able to attend assemblies and that assemblies will be available online for families to watch. We will advise how families can access the assembly online shortly.


The athletics carnival (Pre-Primary to Year 6) will be held next Friday. A reminder that there is a limit of one person per family attending at one any time. Parents and Carers must stay on the limestone walls and are not able to access the oval or the top playground due to the school having to meet social distancing requirements. Entry to the limestone walls is between Monsignor’s house and the Church.


Social media can be a wonderful platform through which young people stay connected, however, parents and carers should be discerning in deciding which platforms they allow their child/ren to use as well as when and where they have access to these platforms. Consider making a ‘social media contract’ which you create in collaboration with your child and which you both sign. In it your child should agree to protect their own privacy, consider their digital footprint (reputation), refrain from giving out personal information and ensure they are being kind to others.

Parents/Carers can also help their child/ren balance their activities by placing limits on social media and device use, including when and where children can access their devices and the internet.


The following links may be of assistance for Parents/Carers to help their child/ren to be ethical digital citizens:
https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents
https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/skills-advice/are-they-old-enough
https://www.esafety.gov.au/kids/be-an-esafe-kid

The following link provides up to date information about the latest Apps and games, features, capabilities and age-limit recommendations:
https://www.esafety.gov.au/key-issues/esafety-guide


God Bless and stay safe.


Allen McMahon

Principal

Merit award winners - Friday 11 September

Year 1G - April, Onye, Thomas, Olivia

Year 1W - Ethan, Tate, Charlotte, Athena

Year 2G - Taylor, Nathan

Year 2W - Xavier, Denim, Arabella, Emily P

Year 3G - Aiden, Jason, Ruby, Luca, Gabriel

Year 3W - Jacob, Keira, Alexander, Amelia

Year 4G - Amelie, Lily, Tye, Sebastian

Year 4W - Sophie, Hannah, Maclaren, Tiago

Year 5 - Grace E, Teresa, Molly

Year 6 - Edith, Connor, Hunter

Robotics - lego robotics, microbits and coding

In robotics we are working with microbits, building lego robots and learning how to code. The program is hands-on, varied, challenging and interesting - a great opportunity for St Columba's children.

School fees are due

A reminder to families that there are still a significant number of school fees outstanding. Please finalise prior to the end of this term or advise our Finance Officer of your payment plan for the remainder of the year.

This year our art exhibition is online - coming next week!

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Artist of the week

The Artist of the Week is Valentina from Year 2. She drew an amazing analogous colour dragon! Valentina used coloured pencils and permanent marker to create her piece and her favourite part is the body. Valentina's favourite colour is red.

Music

Choir and Ukulele

There will be no choir on Wednesday or Thursday of week 9, Term 3.

There will also be no Ukulele Club on Wednesday of week 9.

Choir and ukulele club will resume week 10 at their usual times.

Crazy Hair and Socks on last day of Term 3 - Thu 24 Sep

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R U OK Day - Thursday, 10th September

Canteen helpers roster

Week Commencing 14th September 2020


Wednesday - Rosie Parker

Thursday - Alayna Fleming

Friday - Laura Law

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Play Basketball at school

Register at redhangebasketball.com

20 October to 1 December

Years 1 to 6

Tuesdays 3.10 pm to 4.10 pm

School Term Dates 2020

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 11 December

Important Dates 2020

Year 1 Assembly - Friday, 11 September.

Kindy OT Screening - Monday, 14 September.

Field Day Yr 3-6 - Tuesday, 15 September.

P & F Meeting - Tuesday, 15 September.

School Open Night/Art Exhibition - (Cancelled).

Athletics Carnival (PP - Y6) - Friday, 18 September.

Term 3 End - Crazy Hair and Sock Day - Thursday, 24 September.

Pupil Free Day - Friday, 25 September.